Settings to get Drupal 7 working on Hostgator
December 24, 2010
Drupal | PHP | Troubleshooting

At the moment, Hostgator's default PHP version is v.5.2.4, although version 5.3 is available. Drupal 7 requires 5.3, so until they make it the default, it is necessary to manually tell Drupal where to find PHP v. 5.3. Do this by adding

Action application/x-hg-php53 /cgi-sys/php53
AddType application/x-hg-php53 .php 

to an .htaccess file located in the public_html directory of your site. If Drupal is not at the root of your site, and you don't want to change the entire site over, it works just as well to modify the .htaccess file in the Drupal directory.

An .htaccess file is just a text file named ".htacess" which can contain many different types of directives understood by the apache server.

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Posted by ellen at December 24, 2010 05:22 PM

The other setting that may be necessary is to turn on the PDO extension:

to a php.ini file in the public_html (or Drupal directory, if it is not at the root of your site).

A php.ini file is a text file named php.ini which can contain many different types of settings to configure PHP on your server.

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Also may need this in your php.ini

; For Unix only. You may supply arguments as well (default: "sendmail -t -i").
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i

Thanx :)

I ran into this issue as well, and have made a patch for it.

Is there a specific place that you know of where this is talked about on, for me to attach a patch to?

I nearly gave up on Drupal but this article has saved the day, many thanks!

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